The sparrows are flying again

Discussion in 'The Dark Half' started by Shoe, Mar 11, 2014.

  1. Shoe

    Shoe Ka 'n' stuff

    Or maybe if you are like me, the sparrows just flew off for the first time. Or, if, else, then, or you could be where I was three weeks ago, and the sparrows are still quietly lurking around the corner.
     
  2. Haunted

    Haunted This is my favorite place

    I have seen so many robins lately. Had an uncle who said that if he saw the first robin of spring he was going to live another year. What if you see a whole flock? Does it count if robins winter in your neighborhood?
     
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  3. Shoe

    Shoe Ka 'n' stuff

    Seriously though. This book was amazing. It somewhat blindsided me too. It's one of those ones that does not seem to get much attention, didn't ever hear much buzz about it or anything. Finally got around to reading it after picking up a used copy years ago and then KA-BAM!! Couldn't put the book down.
     
  4. mustangclaire

    mustangclaire There's petrol runnin' through my veins.

    I picked this one up t'other night, and was going for a re-read, haven't read it in absolutely ages. For some reason, I didn't bother. Happens I will try again now :)
     
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  5. king family fan

    king family fan Prolific member

    Loved this book. But has been a few years since i have read it. Perhaps needs to be added to my re-read list.
     
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  6. Shoe

    Shoe Ka 'n' stuff

    Go for it! It was my first read through and it was totally worth the time. Also it made me appreciate a brief mention in another book.

    Anyone else catch Beaver using and chewing Berol Black Beauty pencils in Dreamcatcher?
     
  7. Haunted

    Haunted This is my favorite place

    A great story fer sure fer sure.
     
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  8. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT Why Chew Through The Restraints?

    ...sparrows?...

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  9. Shoesalesman

    Shoesalesman Well-Known Member

    Seen the movie lots, but reading this book for the first time... starting tonight.
     
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  10. Chazel1972

    Chazel1972 Well-Known Member

    Not my favorite. Read it as a teenager, I am trying to do a re-read but I'm just not connected to the characters. I just remember thinking it was gross (not sure if I'll feel the same way the 2nd time around)
     
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  11. Chazel1972

    Chazel1972 Well-Known Member

    Replying to myself (creepy no?):
    Just finished it for the second time and I agree with my earlier self. Some of it was (forgive me) clumsy. It was also totally gross, which is okay. Probably wont have to read it again. Ready for new stuff.
     
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  12. Shoesalesman

    Shoesalesman Well-Known Member

    Finished it, first read, a few months ago. Well worth the read!
     
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  13. NightaangelDK

    NightaangelDK New Member

    In Denmark we have big sparrow migrations in the fall, we call it black sun, because in the evening in southern Denmark, the sparrow flocks are so big when they settle down to sleep that they make huge black spots on the sky. Think i have a picture from when i lived in the area where it happens, where one of our trees was covered in sparrows. Hadn't read the dark half back then, otherwise a beautiful nature fenomena would have turned scary in my head
     
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  14. AchtungBaby

    AchtungBaby Angel in Devil's Shoes, Salvation in the Blues

    I've read The Dark Half twice, but don't really feel the need to read it again. I liked it okay, but couldn't really connect with the characters for some reason. I prefer the Sheriff Pangborn in Needful Things--in TDH he just seems like a jerk.
     
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  15. NightaangelDK

    NightaangelDK New Member

    Damn just remembered it is starlings not sparrows
     

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